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The Ebola outbreak - update 10 October 2014

10 Oct 2014

The Ministry of Health assessment is that the risk to New Zealand from Ebola remains low, and health and border authorities are well prepared.

Update: Auckland Power Outage – 9 October 2014

07 Oct 2014

All ProCare practices are up and running after Sunday's power outage.

New nursing leader appointed to ProCare’s Māori Advisory Committee

02 Oct 2014

The ProCare Health Limited Board has appointed Lorraine Hetaraka-Stevens (Registered Comprehensive Nurse) to ProCare’s Māori Advisory Committee.

Three campaigns to look after your health this month

09 Sep 2014

September and October are all about keeping New Zealanders healthy!

ProCare Network excels in National Health Targets

03 Sep 2014

ProCare’s ranking as first equal and second in the recently released National Health Target PHO results is a remarkable achievement for the network.

Health Minister visits ProCare for demonstration of screening successes

05 Aug 2014

The Health Minister visited ProCare last Friday to speak with practice representatives about their successes with the National Health Targets.

Free winter flu vaccine programme extended

23 Jul 2014

The 2014 free winter flu vaccine is now available until the end of August.

Recall of Actavis brand of oral liquid amoxicillin

18 Jul 2014

Glass fragments found in two bottles of the Actavis brand of amoxicillin oral liquid have prompted a recall by the company. There have been no reports of any harm from the glass being in the bottles.

New Chair appointed to ProCare Health Limited Board

03 Jul 2014

This week the ProCare Health Limited (PHL) Board confirmed Dr Harley Aish as a new director to the board with immediate effect. They then went on to appoint him as Chair (Chair Designate). Dr Aish’s appointment as a director to the board follows the retirement of Dr Peter Didsbury.

One woman’s journey toward a smokefree family

04 Jun 2014

Heihufe Sisepi is doing something pretty special, driven to improve the health of her newborn granddaughter, Hei now works to encourage others to quit smoking.

Legal Highs off shelves in NZ

08 May 2014

Parliament on Tuesday night passed legislation under urgency effectively banning so-called legal highs. From midnight, Wednesday 7 May, it will an offence to sell, supply or possess synthetic drugs, and possession of even a small amount will attract a $500 fine.

Chair of ProCare Health Limited Board to retire

29 Apr 2014

The Chair of the ProCare Health Limited (PHL) Board, Dr Peter Didsbury has today announced he will retire from the position as Chair and member of the Board on 30 June 2014

Flu not just a winter disease

01 Apr 2014

Health experts are urging New Zealanders to get immunised against influenza as soon as possible to get protected, with recent cases of the disease showing that influenza isn’t only a winter illness

ProCare appoints a new clinical director

24 Mar 2014

New Zealand’s largest PHO, ProCare, announced today the appointment of Dr Allan Moffitt as its new Clinical Director. Dr Moffitt will lead the organisation’s Clinical Directorate from 1 July.

Homecare Medical’s new clinical decision support system goes live

24 Feb 2014

Homecare Medical (formerly HML) has ‘pushed the button’ on its new clinical decision support system, Odyssey Tele Assess.

Pegasus Health and ProCare join forces to deliver telehealth services

17 Feb 2014

Two of the country’s leading primary health networks have joined forces in delivering a variety of telephone and virtual health services available to more than 2.2 million people in New Zealand.

How not to visit a GP while on holiday

19 Dec 2013

Good preparation can help reduce the need to visit a GP while on holiday. Check your prescriptions are up-to-date, book regular check-ups in advance and stock up on seasonal medications

Care, Don't Share

29 Oct 2013

Ten thousand free toothbrushes are heading to Mangere this week, thanks to the innovative thinking of the Turuki Health Care rheumatic fever team.

ProCare appoints new CFO - Press Release

02 Oct 2013

ProCare Health Chief Executive Steve Boomert today announced the appointment of Liam Sheridan as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer.

Community Water Fluoridation

25 Sep 2013

Community water fluoridation is a necessary public health intervention that has proven safe and effective in promoting and protecting oral health for over 60 years. Here is relivant information for you and your patients